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Dance

Sensual and silky: the Royal Ballet returns to Covent Garden

27 June 2020

9:00 AM

27 June 2020

9:00 AM

Live from Covent Garden

Royal Opera House, viaYouTube

Danceworks

BBC Four

Wayne McGregor’s Morgen! and Frederick Ashton’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits are the first pieces of live dance — streamed in real time from an empty auditorium — to come out of Covent Garden since March. Unaware that recordings would be available afterwards, I clung to these fleeting displays with the panic of grandparents on a Zoom call, furiously, helplessly slapping the screen whenever it buffered.

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